Ryan Reynold's voice felt very natural and took Pikachu to another level, says director Rob Letterman

Ryan Reynolds,Detective Pikachu,HollywoodPokémon Detective Pikachu is set to release pan India by Warner Bros. Pictures on May 10, 2019.
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The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu and is based on the beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time.  Directed by Rob Letterman, the story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim (Justice Smith) to find out what happened. 

Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Talking about  Ryan Reynolds being the voice of Pikachu, Letterman says, “There’s something inherently fun about that big personality and Ryan’s voice coming from this tiny, incredibly cute creature.  It seems like a disconnect, but it’s completely natural."

Letterman further recalls, “Initially, we were working hard to design the Detective Pikachu character in 3D, so we were concentrating on colour and movements and trying to match the spirit of the original 2D drawings. Months later, even before we had Ryan signed, we did a test. We took a sample of his voice and animated to it, and it fit perfectly.  It’s hard to describe; it felt very natural and at the same time took the character to another level.  And when he came in to work with Justice, they brought out all the wit and charm and humor of that relationship.”  

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu is set to release pan India by Warner Bros. Pictures on May 10, 2019. 

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